The KABT Fall Conference is returning to Emporia State University 10 September 2016 after many years alternating between the KU Field Station and Konza Prairie. We hope that you can join us for a day of collaboration where we can guarantee you something you can take back and use in your classroom the next week.
Many of the presentations at our 2016 Conference will focus on the use biological specimens, live organisms, and hazardous materials with students and in an educational setting. Our presenters are classroom teachers, professionals from regulatory agencies, and college professors.
The conference will take place on the ESU Campus in the Science Building (highlighted yellow on the map). Free parking will be available in the lot located behind the Science Building (orange on the map). The conference cost is $15 and KABT memberships (starting at $15) can be purchased or renewed at the door.
If you have any questions, please contact Drew Ising at drewising@gmail (email) or @ItsIsing (Twitter).
8:15-9:00AM Registration. Light refreshments available.
9:00AM Welcome, Introduction
9:05-10:00 AM Captain Dan Melson, Law Enforcement and Daren Riedle, Wildlife Diversity Coordinator, KDWPT. “Current Kansas Wildlife Regulations Relevant to High School & College Biology Teachers”
10:00-10:40AM Brian Burbeck, Compliance, Assistance & Enforcement Unit, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Bureau of Waste Management. “Current Hazardous Materials Regulations Relevant to Kansas Biology Teacher”
10:50-11:25AM Charles Krumins, Compliance, Assistance & Enforcement Unit, Kansas Department of Health & Environment, Bureau of Waste Management. “Current Hazardous Materials Regulations Relevant to Kansas Biology Teachers—II”
11:25-11:55AM Peggy Shaver, DVM MPH, USDA-APHIS-Animal Care, Fort Collins, CO. “Overview of the Animal Welfare Act for Biology Teachers”
12:00-1:00PM LUNCH. KABT Members will meet from 11:55-12:05 to vote on KABT Officers and Representatives.
1:00-1:30PM Supervisor Dwayne Holsapple, Kansas City Office, Drug Enforcement Administration. “Scheduled Drugs, Symptoms, and Enforcement within the Educational Setting”
1:30-1:50PM Michael Ralph, Biology Teacher and Author, Biology Rocks! “New Options in Animal Behavior and Experimental Design”
1:55-2:25PM Kelley Tuel and Jessica Popescu, Biology Teachers, Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (BV CAPS) and Seaman High School (Topeka). “Sickness at the Salad Bar: CDC Workshop Lessons” [Materials provided]
2:25-3:15PM Bill Welch, Biology Teacher, Derby High School. Bioenergetics and Food Webs, an Insect/Plant Model [Materials Available]
3:20-3:45PM Noah Busch, Biology Teacher, Manhattan High School. “Determining Mosquito Distribution from Egg Data: The Role of the Citizen Scientist”
3:50-4:35PM Jane Hunt, Kansas Corn Commission. DNA and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) [Door Prizes]
4:35-5:00PM Jessica Popescu, Biology Teacher, Seaman High School (Topeka). “Modifications and Accommodation in STEM”